Melissa J. Robinson
|Melissa J. Robinson|
|Board member, Kansas City Public Schools, Sub-district 4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||April 8, 2014|
|High school||North Kansas City High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Missouri, Kansas City|
|Profession||Director of Programs, Black Healthcare Coalition|
|[www.linkedin.com/pub/melissa-robinson/7/47a/24a Personal website]|
Melissa J. Robinson is the Director of Programs for the Black Heath Care Coalition. Robinson graduated from North Kansas City High School and earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Melissa J. Robinson was opposed by Joseph C. Jackson for the Sub-district 4 seat in the general election on April 8, 2014.
|Kansas City Public Board of Education, Sub-district 4 General Election, 2014|
|Source: KSHB.com, "APRIL 8, 2014 ELECTION RESULTS," accessed April 9, 2014|
Robinson did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Robinson did not received any official endorsements for his campaign.
What was at stake?
Five seats on the school board were up for election on April 8, 2014. Sub-district 2 incumbent Gunnar Hand was unopposed. As a result, this election did not appear on the ballot.
Issues in the district
Loss of accredidation
Kansas City Public Schools has been unaccredited since January 2012. The district has shown improvement over the last two school years and scored in the provisionally accredited range in August 2013. On January 13, 2014, the organization CEE-Trust presented a plan to the Missouri State Board of Education that would dismantle the district of Kansas City Public Schools. If implemented, Kansas City would be the home of an education system where each school earns independence within the system, each school would have its own board and each school would earn funding to choose its leadership, staff and curriculum. Schools would be administered charter school programs, nonprofit education agencies and foundations, neighboring school districts or community organizations. Kansas City Public Schools presented a version of a plan that would allow KCPS to maintain administration over their school district. Their plan relies on a plan in which unaccredited districts enter into a performance agreement with the state school board.
About the district
- See also: Kansas City Public Schools, Missouri
Jackson County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.6 percent of Jackson County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in Jackson County was $47,015 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in Jackson County was 17.4 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.
Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.
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- District page
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Jackson County Election Board
- Kansas City Elections Board
- Campaign website
- Facebook.com, "Dreams Matter 08," accessed February 20, 2014
- Missouri Ethics Commission, "Candidate Information," accessed February 13, 2014
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- Joe Robertson, Kansas City.com, "CEE-Trust presents its proposal to remake Kansas City’s public schools," January 13, 2014
- Joe Robertson, Kansas City.com, "School boards group pitches way around Missouri’s student transfer law," February 10, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Jackson County, Missouri," accessed February 3, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Missouri Election Results," accessed January 23, 2015
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Kansas City Public Schools Elections|
|Kansas City, Missouri|
|Election date:||April 8, 2014|
|Candidates:||Sub-district 2: • Incumbent, Gunnar Hand|
At-large: • Patricia Mansur • Catina K. Taylor • Amy H. Hartsfield • Janelle N. Bailey
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|